Southwold Beach

Southwold beach is on a section of the Suffolk coast that is declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This is a sandy beach with well maintained wooden groynes and beach huts make it the families choice. Walk along the beach away from the huts and you will see sand dunes at The Denes beach.

You have all the facilities expected of a traditional seaside town, with the actual beach includes toilets, pier, promenade, beach huts, campsite and lifeguards by the pier in summer months.

Southwold Beach is a Blue Flag Beach & has a seaside award
Southwold Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Southwold Beach has dog restrictions.
Southwold beach, dogs not allowed in summer months. You can head a little south to Southwold The Denes beach that does allow dogs.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 13 beaches in Suffolk, or check our list of Suffolk Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Southwold Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 9 m/sec (N)
Friday, Jan 27partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 8.8 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Jan 28partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.6℃ to 3.2℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NNW)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.5℃ to 4.6℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (W)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Jan 31clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.1℃ to 3.6℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (WNW)

Southwold weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Southwold Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Southwold Beach is at Southwold 1.66 km (1.03 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Thu 26 Jan
   High Tide at 01:08 (Height 2.72m)
   Low Tide at 07:43 (Height 0.31m)
   High Tide at 14:01 (Height 2.32m)
   Low Tide at 19:35 (Height 0.83m)
Fri 27 Jan
   High Tide at 01:53 (Height 2.68m)
   Low Tide at 08:29 (Height 0.41m)
   High Tide at 14:53 (Height 2.20m)
   Low Tide at 20:16 (Height 0.90m)
Sat 28 Jan
   High Tide at 02:39 (Height 2.58m)
   Low Tide at 09:18 (Height 0.55m)
   High Tide at 15:59 (Height 2.10m)
   Low Tide at 21:02 (Height 0.98m)
Sun 29 Jan
   High Tide at 03:31 (Height 2.45m)
   Low Tide at 10:15 (Height 0.70m)
   High Tide at 17:13 (Height 2.07m)
   Low Tide at 21:58 (Height 1.06m)
Mon 30 Jan
   High Tide at 04:41 (Height 2.31m)
   Low Tide at 11:22 (Height 0.84m)
   High Tide at 18:13 (Height 2.08m)
   Low Tide at 23:27 (Height 1.09m)
Tue 31 Jan
   High Tide at 06:05 (Height 2.21m)
   Low Tide at 12:31 (Height 0.92m)
   High Tide at 19:12 (Height 2.12m)
Wed 01 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:55 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 07:23 (Height 2.17m)
   Low Tide at 13:32 (Height 0.97m)
   High Tide at 20:10 (Height 2.18m)

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